Brazil´s Government to Purchase CoronaVac; Butantan Awaits Ministry Letter of Intent

President Bolsonaro had been resisting the purchase of the CoronaVac for ideological reasons, given that the vaccine was developed in China.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Butantan Institute is waiting for a letter in which the Ministry of Health will express its irrevocable and irreversible intention to purchase the CoronaVac vaccine, developed by the institute and the Chinese Sinovac laboratory.

The information is from a source involved in the negotiation. After a phone call between Minister of Health Eduardo Pazuello and governor João Doria , a special advisor to Pazuello, Eduardo Cascavel, visited São Paulo on Monday, December 14th, and met with Dimas Covas, director of the Butantan, and Antonio Imbassahy, Special Secretary and Head of the São Paulo . . .

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